RemixeS

RemixeS

Infobox Album
Name = RemixeS
Type = Remix album
Artist = Mylène Farmer


Released = December 2003
Genre = Electronic / Dance
Length = 65:55
Label = Polydor
Producer = Laurent Boutonnat
Reviews = *Fnac rating-10|5 [http://www4.fnac.com/Shelf/article.aspx?PRID=1496148&OrderInSession=1&Mn=4&SID=43955a2e-483b-f11c-d786-9f8855bc77fe&TTL=110120080033&Origin=FnacAff&Ra=-28&To=0&Nu=1&UID=1C1B63DAA-D0BC-016B-82BB-732FB0B5E129&Fr=0 link]
*Amazon.fr Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0000W61YM link] |
Last album = "Les Mots"
(2001)
This album = "RemixeS"
(2003)
Next album = "Avant que l'ombre..."
(2005)Singles
Name = RemixeS
Type = Remix album
single 1 = Sans contrefaçon
single 1 date = August 2003
single 2 = Je t'aime mélancolie
single 2 date = November 2003
single 3 = L'Instant X
single 3 date = January 2004

"RemixeS" is a compilation of Mylène Farmer's singles by various famous DJ. This album was released on December 2003.

Brackground, writing and release

During the summer of 2001, some rumours announced that Farmer and her teams were preparing a new album of remixes, about ten years after the previous one, "Dance Remixes". Finally, Universal decided to produce a CD with 11 remixes produced by French and international famous DJs and remixers to make the fans wait (indeed, they wanted a new studio album)"Mylène Farmer, la part d'ombre", Caroline Bee, Antoine Bioy and Benjamin Thiry, January 2006, Archipel Ed., p. 268] . Officially announced in July 2003, this CD entierely composed of remixes was not appreciated by all Farmer's fans : some thought that the old hits should not be remixed, while others found that the idea of remixing Farmer's successes by the most famous DJs was brilliant"Le Dictionnaire des Chansons de Mylène Farmer", Benoît Cachin, 2006, Tournon Ed., p. 241-242] .

In fact, this album is not really a compilation, because, although the original versions were already released as singles, however, these remixes were then unknown to the general public. Contrary to the album "Dance Remixes", it contains no new title. The artistic direction of this album has been given to Paul Van Parys, Jerome Devoise and Henry Neu. It has been produced at Studios Guillaume Tell, which had already been used for the remix of "s Stuffed Monkey and Requiem Publishing didn't participate in this album.

The very first run of this album was slightly high, with just 200,000 copies. It was originally planned that the album is marketed throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada"Remixes" [http://www.mylenefarmeriscalled.net/mfremixes.html Mylenefarmeriscalled.net] (Retrieved February 16, 2008)] .

Other remixes had been originally planned, but have not featured on the album: "Sans contrefaçon" and "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces" by Jaïa and Gabriel Masurel (Blue Planet Corporation), "Maman a tort" by Joachim Garraud, and a remix of "Vertige""Le Dictionnaire des Chansons de Mylène Farmer", Benoît Cachin, 2006, Tournon Ed., p. 241-242] .

Critical reception

"Remixes" was not generally well received in the media. For example, the journalist Caroline Bee said that despite the great DJs solicited on this occasion, "the whole struggles to convince"."Mylène Farmer, la part d'ombre", Caroline Bee, Antoine Bioy and Benjamin Thiry, January 2006, Archipel Ed., p. 268] The French magazine "Femme Actuelle" considered that this album of remixes was "disappointing". ["Femme Actuelle" No. 1053, November 29 - December 5, 2004 [http://milenia.ifrance.com/html/fa105312.htm Milenia.ifrance.com] (Retrieved March 7, 2008)]

ingles

There were three songs released as singles : first, in August 2003 - four months before the release of the album -, "Sans contrefaçon" (J.C.A. Remix), which was much aired on radio and was a hit in the nightclubs ; then, in November, "Je t'aime mélancolie" (Felix Da Housecat Remix) ; and in January 2004, "L'Instant X" (The X Key Mix by One-T). There was no fourth single although it was originally scheduled. The three singles were released as 12"-Maxi, with which added the promotional CD and vinyls. Sales of these singles were very confidential, since they were released only as vinyls.

Chart performances

In France, the album debuted at #3 on Top compilation on December 6, 2003 French SNEP Compilations Chart from 30.11.03 to 06.12.03 [http://www.ifop.com/europe/sondages/topcmp/cmp0349.stm Ifop.com] (Retrieved January 9, 2008)] , but fell to #11 the week after. However, it managed to reach again the top 10 for two other weeks, respectively at #10 and #9. It stayed on the chart (Top 40) for a total of 11 weeks. The same year, the album was certified Gold album by the SNEP for a minimum of 100,000 copies soldMylène Farmer's certifications [http://www.chartsinfrance.net/certifications/artiste-850.html Chartsinfrance.net] (Retrieved January 2, 2008)] .

In Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart, "Remixes" started to #24 on December 13, 2003, before climbing to its highest position, #15, the following week. After that, it dropped to number 35 and had an irregular trajectory in the low positions. It left the chart after nine weeks of attendance"RemixeS", Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratop 40 Albums Chart [http://www.ultratop.be/en/showitem.asp?interpret=Myl%E8ne+Farmer&titel=Remixes&cat=a Ultratop.be] ((Retrieved January 9, 2008)] .

In Switzerland, the album made a short appearance at #81 on the chart on December 14, 2003, before leaving it"RemixeS", Swiss Albums Chart [http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Myl%E8ne+Farmer&titel=Remixes&cat=a Hitparade.ch] (Retrieved January 9, 2008)] .

On March 20, 2005, the album entered the Top Mid' Price (France) for four weeks, peaking at #10 in its third week (3,548 copies sold).

Formats

* CD - Digipack - France
* CD - Crystal case - France
* Cassette - France
* CD - Republic of China

Track listing

# "Sans contrefaçon" - J.C.A. remix - Remixed by J.C.A. (Munich, Germany) (5:52)
# "L'Instant X" - The X key mix by One-T - Remixed by One-T (Paris, France) (3:39)
# "L'Âme-stram-gram" - Full Intention Sultra Mix (Surrey, UK) (7:57)
# "C'est une belle journée" - Devil Head remix - Remixed by Devil Head (Paris, France) (5:10)
# "XXL - JXL Remix - Remixed by Junkie XL in the Computer Hell Cabin (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (6:06)
# "Je t'aime mélancolie - Felix Da Housecat Remix – Remixed by Felix Da Housecat (Chicago, U.S.) (4:45)
# "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces - Paul Oakenfold Remix – Remixed by Paul Oakenfold (London, UK) (4:03)
# "California" - Romain Tranchart & Rawman Remix – Remix and additional production by Romain Tranchart & Rawman (Paris, France) (6:17)
# "Libertine" - Y-Front Remix – Remixed by Y-Front (Volvox Music) (Paris, France) (4:02)
# "Optimistique-moi" - Junior Jack Psycho Vocal Mix – Remix produced by Junior Jack for Eye Industries (Grimbergen, Belgium) (8:00)
# "Désenchantée" - Thunderpuss Club Anthem – Remix produced by Thunderpuss (Hollywood, U.S.) (10:04)

Credits

* Text : Mylène FarmerExcept : "Libertine" : Laurent Boutonnat
* Music : Laurent BoutonnatExcept : "Libertine" : Jean-Claude Déquéant ; "Optimistique-moi" : Mylène Farmer
* Editions : Requiem PublishingExcept : "Sans contrefaçon", Pourvu qu'elles soient douces" and "Libertine" : Universal Music Publishing / BMG Music Publishing France
* Record label : Polydor
* Artistic direction : Romain Bilharz and Paul Van Parys
* Production : Lionel Grosheny, with Damien Fischetti
* Mastered at Top Master, by André Perriat and Bruno Gruel
* Photography : Ellen Von Unwerth / H§K
* Design : Brigitte Gautier
* Execution : Henry Neu for Com' N.B

Charts, certifications and sales

References


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